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Communication is key in these candid shorts about expressing yourself, reconciling differences, and reaching greater understanding

Description

The stories in SHORTS: WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND? prove that caring is sharing and show the immense value in listening to the people you love, or even those you’ve just met.



THE FIRST TIME
Dir. Soleil Burgess & Camille Ora-Nicole, USA, 2 mins
World Premiere
After dating for 6 months, Kat finally builds up the courage to tell Joey she loves her... for the first time.
Followed by a Q&A with Co-Director/Producer Camille Ora-Nicole
Closed Captioning will be available for the virtual screening of this film




I IDENTIFY AS ME
Dir. Tina Colleen & Monick Monell, USA, 3 mins
A chorus of gender-diverse women and people who are QTBIPoC show us that gender is infinite.
Followed by a Q&A with Director/Producer Tina Colleen



BETWEEN US
Dir. Cailleah Scott-Grimes, Canada, 17 mins
East Coast Premiere
Kei longs for a "normal life" in rural Japan. But for a transgender man facing unemployment in his hometown, getting to normal is one steep climb.



THE BEAUTY OF BEING DEAF
Dir. Chella Man, USA, 3 mins
U.S. Premiere
A short film shot underwater and featuring an all-BIPOC, deaf cast performing a poem in American Sign Language.
Followed by a Q&A with Director Chella Man



LITTLE MX. SUNSHINE
Dir. Alessandro Nori, USA, 11 mins
East Coast Premiere
Jordan, a transfemme non-binary person and Taz, a semi-closeted/figuring-it-out bi/pan dude, hash out what it might mean for them to date in public.
Followed by a Q&A with Writer/Lead Talent Jacob Tobia



CLOSE UP
Dir. Benett Holgerson, USA, 15 mins
U.S. Premiere
Join Moses on a three-part journey of self-reflection as he discusses sex, love, and life in New York City.
Followed by a Q&A with Director Benett Holgerson
Closed Captioning will be available for the virtual screening of this film




A SIGNIFICANT NAME
Dir. Diane Russo-Cheng, USA, 5 mins
The story of Ban’s journey as a child of Taiwanese immigrants raised in the American South, focused around Ban’s name.
Followed by a Q&A with Banban Cheng



MORE HAPPINESS
Dir. Livia Huang, USA, 13 mins
A woman asks her mother for relationship advice.
Followed by a Q&A with Director Livia Huang



PINK & BLUE
Dir. Carmen LoBue, USA, 13 mins
After a surprise first-time pregnancy, a trans couple wrestles with the impact of the new baby on their relationship and how to raise a child in a binary world.
Followed by a Q&A with Director Carmen LoBue


Duration

81 minutes

Genre

Shorts

Venue

Streaming: October 15 - 26
In-Person: October 23 at 12PM (Nitehawk Cinema Prospect Park - Th 2)

Tickets

Virtual Tickets:
10/15-10/26


In-Person Tickets:
Nitehawk Prospect Park 10/23, 12PM


ALL Virtual Films: